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Jesuit:

see Jesus, Society ofJesus, Society of,
religious order of the Roman Catholic Church. Its members are called Jesuits. St. Ignatius of Loyola, its founder, named it Compañia de Jesús [Span.,=(military) company of Jesus]; in Latin it is Societas Jesu (abbr. S.J.).
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Jesuit

a member of a Roman Catholic religious order (the Society of Jesus) founded by the Spanish ecclesiastic Saint Ignatius Loyola (1491--1556) in 1534 with the aims of defending the papacy and Catholicism against the Reformation and to undertake missionary work among the heathen
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The Jesuit and the curate quite started from their chairs.
Now," hastily interrupted the Jesuit, on seeing that his acolyte was going astray, "now your thesis would please the ladies; it would have the success of one of Monsieur Patru's pleadings.
Yes, the ground is all sown," said the Jesuit, "and we have not to fear that one portion of the seed may have fallen upon stone, another upon the highway, or that the birds of heaven have eaten the rest, AVES COELI COMEDERUNT ILLAM.
Bazin, who had been standing listening to all this controversy with a pious jubilation, sprang toward them, took the breviary of the curate and the missal of the Jesuit, and walked respectfully before them to clear their way.
With the curate of Montdidier and the superior of the Jesuits of Amiens.
At his right hand was placed the superior of the Jesuits, and on his left the curate of Montdidier.
The Jesuit mission focuses on transforming the world for the purpose of Catholic evangelization utilizing cultural inclusion and social justice.
This volume is part of a very useful series on Jesuit topics.
Johnson is a semi-retired Jesuit, who has ministered to native people in Ontario and British Columbia.
Liam Brockey's book tells this story, drawing on numerous unpublished Jesuit archival materials composed in several languages and understudied until now.
Not that all Jesuit superior generals should be household names.
The Jesuit Order of the Roman Catholic church are well known for their missionary work and their theological contributions to Catholicism.